While Currituck County is located on the upper peninsula of North Carolina (surrounded on three sides by water and marshes) and enjoys a bit of seclusion, it is just a short drive from Virginia's metropolitan Hampton Roads region and the more populated areas of the Outer Banks. In Currituck County, you get the best of both worlds.
The closest major airport is located in Norfolk, Virginia and is about 30 miles from the Virginia/North Carolina border.
Directions from the North: Follow I-95 South towards Richmond, Virginia. Take I-64 East towards Norfolk/Virginia Beach and then exit #264/I-664 towards Newport News. I-664 merges back onto I-64 at exit 15B. Follow I-64 towards Chesapeake, Va and then take Exit 291-B to US-168 South (Chesapeake Expressway toll road). Follow US-168 South towards the Outer Banks. The Currituck County Welcome Center is located just south of the Virginia/North Carolina border. North Carolina state maps and local area maps are available free of charge.
Directions from the South: Follow Route 64/264 East towards Manteo and the Outer Banks. Cross the Virginia Dare Memorial Bride to Roanoke Island. Continue straight on the Manteo Causeway. You will then cross the Washington Baum Bridge to the Outer Banks. Follow 158 North for about 15 miles. Turn right onto Route 12 North towards Duck/Corolla. The Corolla Visitor's Center is located about 14 miles from the turn onto Route 12. The building will be on your left next to the ABC store.